At midnight, September 6th Spetember 2019, the Shiplake Outloars – a fixed seat traditional rowing club – will be attempting a non-stop row for 167 miles from Lechlade to Gravesend – Source to Sea – of the River Thames.
The crew, made up of five me with an average age of 52, will row for nearly two days and two nights, stopping only in the locks.
It is estimated the crew will take 42 hours to complete the journey and failure is a real possibility due to the severity and magnitude of the challenge.
On board is Guy Fisher, a long time volunteer and supporter of the sister charity to Accessible Boating Thames, Rivertime Boat Trust.
“This row has only been attempted by a hand-full of a mad few. This will undoubtedly be the hardest challenge any of us have attempted. It’s been a number of years since we asked for some money for a challenge in our boat, and we feel that this one warrants asking friends, families and contacts for a few quid to help the Accessible Boating Thames with their unbelievable work”.
The crew will exclusively be raising money for Accessible Boating Thames and have set a target of £10,000.
The crew who travel to multiple races over the season is asking for individuals and companies to sponsor them, with all proceeds going to the charity.
The club is offering to allow a sponsor their eye-catching boat for a year and place their logo on it for a minimum donation of £3,000.
For more details on the row and to contact the crew, visit the Challenge Website – Click HERE